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When Words Are Called For

A Defense of Ordinary Language Philosophy

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$48.00 • £38.95 • €43.00

ISBN 9780674055223

Publication Date: 03/12/2012


256 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Basic Conflict—An Initial Characterization
  • 2. The Main Arguments against Ordinary Language Philosophy
  • 3. Must Philosophers Rely on Intuitions?
  • 4. Contextualism and the Burden of Knowledge
  • 5. Contextualism, Anti-Contextualism, and Knowing as Being in a Position to Give Assurance
  • Conclusion: Skepticism and the Dialectic of (Semantically Pure) ‘Knowledge’
  • Epilogue: Ordinary Language Philosophy, Kant, and the Roots of Antinomial Thinking
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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